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Friday, March 4, 2016

The Making and Cutting of Japanese Cherry Blossom Cold Process Soap

Japanese Cherry Blossom
 Japanese Cherry Blossom is described as "a well-rounded blend of pink Japanese cherry blossoms and fragrant mimosa flower petals, with warm base notes of vanilla, Tonka bean, and oriental woods".

See how Japanese Cherry Blossom was made here:

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Making and Cutting of South Beach Cold Process Soap

South Beach
"South Beach" is described as "Truly Tropical.  The initial blast is all fruit:  Chunks of ripe cantaloupe and fresh juicy watermelon.  Then comes the sweetness... pure sugarcane, the kind you can buy at an open farmer's market.  Sold by the stalk, that you chew on, squishing it between your teeth and sucking the sweet juice from its stick. Then the gentle aroma of thick, meaty petals of fragrant blooming Lilies and...the ocean breeze". 

I love this scent.  It's fresh and fruity and perfect for summer!

See how South Beach was made on YouTube...

Cucumber Mint Cold Process Soap

Cucumber Mint
Cucumber mint is "a blend of fresh cucumber and freshly-cut mint leaves, complimented with floral blossoms.  It begins with top notes of garden-fresh cucumber, ripe banana, and juicy clementine; followed by middle notes of cyclamen blossoms, African violets, and Madonna lily;  sitting on base notes of palm fronds, spearmint leaves, and cool peppermint". 
This really is such a nice soothing scent!  Cool, light and airy!


See how I made it here...

Making & Cutting Rosebud Cold Process Soap

"A rose by any other name would smell as sweet"... In the past I would have told you that I am not a huge floral fan but making soap has been such an eye opener for me.  I have been "forced" to try so many different scents that I may not have before and have fallen in love with them;  jasmine and green tea, daisies, gardenia and lemongrass and ROSES (OMG, the roses)!  In my opinion it is hard to capture the scent of a rose and often though the scent is nice, it is not quite there.  This scent is one of my favorite rose scents and it really is so lovely in cold process soap!    It's delicate, not too overpowering.   For all of you rose lovers out there, this may just be the one for you!


To see how this soap was made, check out our channel on YouTube...

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Goldie Dreadlocks

"A complex arrangement of citrus top notes, combined with fruity florals, while sitting on sweet vanilla bean and a faint woodsy patchouli base."
I just love this scent so much! Actually, slightly obsessed with it would be more accurate.  It is supposed to be a Dupe of Lush's Porridge scent.  Since I have never smelled Lush's Porridge, I can't say how it compares but this one is one of my all time favorite scents for sure.  It's hard to describe actually.  It's warm and cozy,  not perfumy or super sweet, nor is it a bakery type.  I think Natures Garden Candles describes it best when they say "it's not too fruity, not too floral, but juuust right!"


This one will be ready for purchase in my Etsy shop on March 1, 2016.  Check us out at www.begreatfulshop.etsy.com
See how this soap was made:

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Making & Cutting Blackberry Sage Cold Process Soap

Blackberry Sage

While winter storm Jonas has been hammering us with 30 inches of snow, I made this beauty! Blackberry Sage Cold Process Soap!  Blackberry Sage is an amazing blend of tart blackberries, mulberries, orange zest, nutmeg and rose petals with hints of fresh green sage leaves, red clover, and a dry down of vanilla.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valetines Day!

Growing up I always loved Valentines Day!  Even when I didn't have a boyfriend to share it with!  I always found it so exciting to see what special little things were going to happen on a day that's purpose was to celebrate love!  Now that I have a husband that I love like crazy and two children that I am obsessed with their awesomeness, the day seems even more special.  It's nothing big of course, just a special day, a little different than the others, when you may just think a little extra hard about how much love we have around us!  In celebration of the day, I have compiled some of my favorite couples.  All of them have put a little extra love in my heart...

"No, I don’t think I will kiss you, although you need kissing, badly. That’s what’s wrong with you. You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how." – Gone with the Wind

"I Love you!...I know!" -Star Wars
"There is only one gift you should accept on your first date – diamonds." -Miss Piggy
"His eyes are as green as a fresh pickled toad,
His hair is as dark as a blackboard.
I wish he was mine, he's really divine,
The hero who conquered the Dark Lord" -Harry Potter